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2012 Furby - Meet the New Furbies

Updated on September 5, 2013

The New Interactive Furby for 2012

The new Furby is set to be one of the top toys for Christmas 2012. He's cute, he's interactive, he's teched up and comes is a range of bright colors that will appeal to kids.

The original Furby was a huge craze. I remember lots of TV footage of parents desperately scouring the shelves to find the last Furby in the city! Of course in 2012 many Furbies will be bought online. Hopefully Hasbro have produced enough Furbies to meet demand.

Furby 2012 is available to pre-order for delivery from September 16th 2012. Also available in the UK.

Come on in and meet the cute little fella.

Updated March 2013 with new Furby Party Rockers.

The New Furby

Hasbro has a new Furby for 2012. Just like the original Furbies this little guy is interactive and kind of cute. But he's been updated to the latest technology with lots of sensors, LED light-up eyes and of course an iOS app (optional.)

The new 2012 Furby is now available to order in a range of colors. Furby has created a real buzz which looks set to continue in 2013.

Let's take a look at the new Furby:

2012 Furby Video

Furby Party Rockers - New for 2013

Does your Furby need a friend? The new Furby Party Rockers are smaller than Furbies but still speak Furbish and react to voice and music and an Furby app. If you have a Furby it will react to a Party Rocker.

These new guys are less expensive than the original Furbies and make a good stand alone gift or add on to an existing Furby.

Punk Furby Colors - New Styles

Are the other Furbies too ordinary for you? How about a funky punk Furby with spiky Mohican tufts? These are the newest Furby colors.

The Punk Furbies were the final set of styles to be added in 2012. These guys are Furbies with attitude!

Initial Furby Colors

Initially Furby came out in 6 colors: Purple, Teal, Orange, Black, White and Yellow. Some of the Furby colors have uniform straight hair and others have ruffled clumps of fur.

The Purple Furby has been very popular! And here are the other five colors:

Purple Furby on eBay

Purple Furby is my personal favorite from the new colors. I like the really vibrant colors. Much better than pastels.

Purple Furby has lovely two-tone fur and purple ears, feet and eye surrounds.

It looks like lots of other people like Purple Furby too, she's getting hard to find in the stores. This little guy is starting to become a collectors item. It's worth checking on eBay.

Second Wave of Furbies

Four further colors including Hot Pink have been available from October 2012. Now I know that the hot pink Furby will be very popular, but the Dark Plum guy is my favorite.

The four additional colors are also available to order here:

LED Eyes

You might not notice when you just see an image of a new Furby, but the eyes are actually light-up LED screens so the image can change depending on Furby's mood.

Furby, Teal

Here's the Teal Furby with his LED screen eyes showing a different expression.

Furbies are capable of showing lots of different moving images and graphics on their eyes. And they'll be easy to spot in the dark too.

Feeding a Furby

If you put something in a Furby's mouth he will nibble on it when it presses on is tongue. You can also use the option app to feed a Furby different foods and see what he makes of them.

Pull Furby's Tail

The new Furbies have a long tail with a furry tip. Pulling the tail of a Furby is one of the ways you can interact with it.

Your Furby might enjoy having its tail pulled, or it might not!

Sensors

As well as being able to detect his tail being pulled and his tongue being pressed, Furby has a range of modern sensors to detail movement and touch.

Furby has a tilt sensor so he can tell when you're spinning his around and turning him upside down. And he is touch sensitive too. (The original Furby had a basic IR sensor so this is a major update in interactivity.)

Can Furby Move?

Furby does have some movement. Furbies can dance when they hear music and wriggle when they are ticked. They don't walk around though. You can watch Furby move in the Furby video above.

Does Furby's Mouth Move?

Yes, Furby's mouth moves when it speaks.

The Furby App

The 2012 Furby has an optional iOS app. The app can translate from Furbish to English and allows you to feed your Furby tasty and interesting foods.

The app works with the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

We think the White Furby is stylish choice for a tech-savvy kid with a white iPod touch or iPad. Very sleek. Of course a white Furby does need an owner that will keep him clean.

Age Suitability

AGe 6+

What age of child will a Furby appeal to? Hasbro has set the recommended age for Furby to age 6+. Kids aged 6, 7, 8, and 9 will probably be the main owners of the new Furbies.

Younger kids might not appreciate all the interactive features, but I'll bet that younger siblings will want to get their hands on a Furby owned by a big brother or sister so some 4 and 5 year olds will want Furbies.

Furbies are not suitable for children under 3 years old.

Lots of older kids will enjoy a Furby too - it just depends on the personality of the child.

And yes, there will be lots of adult Furby owners too!

Retro appeal for college students and young adults

A child who was 6 in 1998 when the original Furby was a huge hit will be a young adult of 20, in 2012 (yes it's fourteen years later!) They might be in college or working their first job.

I can see the new Furby being a big hit in college dorm rooms, shared houses and places that hire a lot of young adults. Furby definitely has Retro appeal.

Batteries

Furby is an electronic toy and requires batteries. It is not rechargeable. Furby takes 4 AA batteries which are not included so don't forget the batteries.

You can see from the box that batteries are not included and that Hasbro recommends Duracell AA batteries to power Furby.

Suitable for Boys and Girls?

Will Furby appeal to boys and girls? Hasbro are certainly hoping so. The promotional material shows boy and girl owners of Furbies.

The colors range for the new Furby certainly appeals to boys as well as girls. My boys ages 4 and nearly six immediately declared that they wanted a Furby (Yellow and Orange.)

The interactive and tech features mean that Furby is seen as a cool toy, not just a cuddly toy.

I'm pleased to see the range of bright and neutral colored Furbies that are available.

Girls do seem to be the main owners, but boys are also intrigued. Some of the designs are more monster-like than cutesie.

What's the attraction?

Furby certainly does appeal to young kids, especially the girls. I help out at a local primary school and after Christmas several of the girls told me about their new friends. They do seem to treat them almost as pets. But pets they can accessorize! They each had special places to keep their toy and took them when they went visiting family. The interactive features make them more than a cuddly toy and the kids do seem to get attached to them.

What is Furbish?

Furbish is the language spoken by Furbies. When you get your new toy it will speak Furbish. But over time if you interact with a Furby it will learn English phrases.

The iOS app translates from Furbish to English.

Furby Names

Purple Furby Name: Voodoo

Orange Furby Name: Phoenix

Black Furby Name: Black Magic

Yellow Furby Name: Sprite

White Furby Name: Yeti

Teal Furby Name: Taboo

Accessories

Are there any accessories to go with Furby? Well there is the iOS app which interacts with Furby. You can also have multiple Furbies which interact with each other.

We're not aware of other Furby 2012 accessories yet, but we wouldn't be surprised to see them appearing.

Pink Furby 2012

Will there be a Pink 2012 Furby? Yes, there is a hot pink Furby, first available in 2012.

See: Pink Puff Furby Plush

How Do You Turn Furby Off?

Well you don't! That's right. The official advice from Hasbro is to leave the toy in a quiet room. Hmm. Or you can take its batteries out.

Furby 2012 UK

Will the 2012 Furby be available in the UK? Yes! The release date is September 24th 2012.

Top Furbies

View the current top-selling Furbies to find out what is hot at the moment: Top Furbies

2012 Furby on eBay

Look for hard to find Furbies on eBay, you might also find a used Furby looking for a new owner.

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      Toytasting LM 4 years ago

      I love Furbies! They are cuddly interactive creatures. Furby is my child's cool companion! Looking forward to buy the new Furby Party Rockers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the black one and oranatang the best. I think the little tufts are awesome.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love my furby i the furby named phoenix and hes soooo cute i love him so much.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: why u are relly lukey u got 1

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: what is your last name

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: must b cute

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: is it pink and acwa 1 ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: oihiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihkknknmnbuyfr99970y8upnuigt

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: oihiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihkknknmnbuyfr99970y8upnuigt

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i love furby's to as you no i have one

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      grrrrrrrr

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love furbys i'm getting a furby and a furby lunch box!!!!!!

      do u love furbys????????????????????????????????

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Seems cool :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: if your furby stoped working simply turn upsidedown take outbatterys and put back in while holding the mouth sensor down and reseting. :) tell me if it worked!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      im getting a new furby today i hope its color pink so excited now

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      im getting a new furby today i hope its my fav color pink/Hot Pink im so excited

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hes probably just changing personalities. I got one for Christmas 2012 (teal-ish with purple ears and yellow mohawk and tail) and it eyes started blinking and he changed. Still adorable!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hes probably just changing personalities. I got one for Christmas 2012 (teal-ish with purple ears and yellow mohawk and tail) and it eyes started blinking and he changed. Still adorable!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So cute, I'm getting one today! Btw is the purplish pinkish one a boy or girl?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: My furby does that. I think that it means it has learned something.Mine all so gets its eyes changed when it does it. lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @mistaben: ya they do look cool :'D

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: replace the battery maby it might work then

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i got a furby the colors are red body light blue hair and black ears.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Take the batteries out for 60 seconds and then put them back in their will be a reset button if you can't find it just look it up on the Internet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hey, guees what, i got the cotton candy mohak furby, i got it at my aunt last night, i got it for christmas

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love furby

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: soz 2 bad

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: no they dont. do some research about them u will learn some stuff

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: what do u mean by restarted its self?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: why r u goin 2 sell it! cause they r so cute i asked for a pink and purple 1 for xmas lol!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @mistaben: same they r awsome lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: im 10 just keep askin id say lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      DEFS WANT ONE FOR CHRISTMAS!

      So cute :3 love the teal

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have the orange one, it's so cute :3

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do you now plases thaet have them for sheeper I do not have anoff muney

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: How mutch is the furby? Irealy want one but they are to mutch!:-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: They are fun to have

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I realy want one but my parents say I cant get one. Im only 10/11

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: take batteries out for a min or two then put back will work mine did the same thing and its working fine

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Furby stopped working!!! Any thoughts?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really want one for Christmas they look cool!

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      I like Punk Furby Colors =)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My birthday was in October and I didn't know about furbys then so i'm getting one for christmas. :) PS:They are so cool!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm getting a furby what do they say though?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm probably getting a FURBY for Christmas

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have a furby shes awesome she is a purple furby voodoo

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm getting a furby (Taboo ) for Christmas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am getting a black new furby tomorrow! i can not wait!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want a Furby soooooo bad!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really, really want one for christmas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Absolutely! Soon as I have one.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i got one it is cool

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i got the pink white and teal furby i love them they aare so cool

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love the new furbies i like the pink teal and white.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      bouhgt the pink, knowing it would be really popular, and im planning on selling it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got one today for my birtday

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My brother is getting one to day

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really want a furby for Christmas!!!:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, would like to buy them for my 3 granddaughters.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got a white one for my birthday. Too cute.

      There's a tiny problem though~ he randomly restarts himself at least once while being used. I don't know if it's going on with any others or if I just got a messed up furbs...? :c

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got a white one for my birthday. Too cute.

      There's a tiny problem though~ he randomly restarts himself at least once while being used. I don't know if it's going on with any others or if I just got a messed up furbs...? :c

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i would love to have a furby

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i do

      do thay come with names????

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      boohoohoo

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      boohoohoo

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      grrr

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      grrr

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i realiy want a furby!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i realiy want a furby!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OMG guys I have a furby teal and I thought that its name was koh-koh cause that's always what he said and now I can't believe that it's name is Taboo!! What does that even mean.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OMG guys I have a furby teal and I thought that its name was koh-koh cause that's always what he said and now I can't believe that it's name is Taboo!! What does that even mean.

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      themeaparty 4 years ago

      Bwah...I'm not sure I can take a resurgence of these. :p

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      DesignSpace 4 years ago

      I used to have one of these as a kid...they've changed so much! Great lens!

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Idk.. It'd modern. I collected these when they came out in the 90's.. I still have mine from the Mc Donalds Happy Meal! I love the one with the light up heart in the middle. I also, have some duplicates.